Stanley’s Camp

Set on a beautiful 260,000-acre private concession, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve, and set among majestic ebony and sausage trees, Stanley’s Camp is an intimate property with magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. A classic camp, Stanley’s Camp is surrounded by beautiful riverine forests and is best known for its superb elephant activity, while also offering traditional Okavango land and water activities.

Stanley’s Camp is an intimate property centred around a large sitting and dining area with magnificent views over the floodplains of the Okavango Delta. Guests can view giraffe and other plains game from the swimming pool and may even see rare wild dogs stalking on the flood plains. The area is known for large buffalo herds which often exceed 2000.

At Stanley’s Camp the canvas tents all have traditional ceiling fans and are individually designed, but have a classic and understated elegance draws from the mystique of the early explorers of this part of Africa. Wooden decks provide the opportunity for guests to relax in hammocks or enjoy cocktails before dinner in the spectacular dining room.

Stanley’s Camp is one of only three camps in the Okavango offering elephant interactions. Sanctuary Retreats has partnered with the Living with Elephants Foundation, run by Doug and Sandi Groves, which is dedicated to providing a safe home in the Okavango wilderness for rescued elephants with a view to eventually releasing them back to the wild. Guests who pre-book this activity (at an additional cost) have the opportunity to go walking in the bush with these semi-habituated elephants. This gives the opportunity to see elephants up close, foraging and wallowing in the lagoons. A truly special experience and a holiday highlight for most who visit the elephants.

Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession which gives guests the ability to venture out at night adding an additional dimension to safaris and allowing guests to see the many nocturnal animals that live within the concession. Evening game drives start after sundown cocktails and use a spotlight see elusive nocturnal creatures. Water crossings add an additional dimension to game drives. When water levels are high game drives are sometimes combined with motor boat excursions.

Mokoro, or canoe, excursions give guests the opportunity to experience the Okavango Delta in a more sedate manner as the canoes are poled through the narrow channels allowing guests to see water life up close.

Sanctuary Stanley’s walking safaris are accompanied by professional guides as guests learn about the bush from another perspective, up close and personal with the environment. These safaris are the perfect way to develop ones senses and touch, feel and smell the African bush whilst listening to the guides in depth knowledge of the Okavango Delta

The camp is built to the highest ecological standards to ensure ongoing conservation of this sensitive wilderness area.

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